Gallery description : porcupine

Porcupines are mammals that lead a solitary life. Scientific name is erethizon dorsaum. 3km/h (2mph) - the speed with which cats can run. Porcupines life span is 8-12 years. The weight of erethizon dorsaum is 5.4-16kg (12-35lbs). The size is about 50-90cm (20-35in).

Facts about porcupines
NamePorcupine
KingdomAnimalia
OrderRodentia
Top Speed3km/h (2mph)
Scientific NameErethizon dorsaum
Weight5.4-16kg (12-35lbs)
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
Life Span8-12 years
PredatorsOwl, eagles, wolves
TypeMammal
Conservation StatusLeast concern
ColourBrown, grey, black, yellow
Main PreyRoots, leaves, berries
Average Litter Size1
LifestyleSolitary
Size50-90cm (20-35in)
GenusErethizon
Skin TypeSpikes
DietOmnivore
HabitatDense forests and grassland
FamilyErethizontidae
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Description Porcupine. Description Porcupine 3.jpg
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